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Layers of the Earth
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The layer of rock that forms Earth's outer surface.
The layer of hot, solid material between Earth's crust and core.
A layer of molten iron and nickel that surrounds the inner core of Earth
A dense sphere of solid iron and nickel at the center of Earth
A rigid layer made up of the uppermost part of the mantle and the crust.
The soft layer of the mantle on which the lithosphere floats.
A dark, dense, igneous rock with a fine texture, found in oceanic crust
A usually light colored igneous rock that is found in continental crust
Sections of the Earth's crust that move due to convection currents.
The portion of the earth's crust that primarily contains granite.
The portion of Earth's crust that is usually below the oceans.
Circular currents in the mantle caused by the magma being heated by the core off the Earth.
Vibrations that travel through Earth carrying the energy released during an earthquake
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